Celebrate the Blues Genre: Resource List

The Blues genre of music is one of the most beloved music in the entire world. Originating in the 19th century from the African-American communities in the Deep South, the name refers to “the blue devils” because the music itself was originally very melancholic and sad. However, as time went on, many different genres evolved, including blues rock in the 1960s and 1970s. Punk blues and punk rock became popular in the 1990s.

The music itself usually consists of twelve-bar chord progressions and blues notes that are played at a lower pitch than the pitch of the major scale. Blues lovers keep their passion alive by attending festivals where they listen to people who aren’t famous Blues stars. Some blues musicians play an acoustic guitar and sing on the sidewalk. No matter the situation or the occasion, blues musician go about their routine with much passion. For this reason, blues fans enjoy listening to the amateurs just as much as they enjoy listening to the professionals. Here are some links for people who are looking to learn a little more about the blues genre.

History/Beginning of the Blues

Famous Blues Artists

Modern Blues Music

Blues Festivals

Some of the United States’ most famous musicians were Blues artists and the genre still has a passionate, devoted following.